If you’re receiving Hawaii food stamps, you could qualify for other helpful programs as well (including free Internet service)! If you’re looking for EBT Hawaii benefits, this is the post you’ve been looking forward to.
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Did you know your Hawaii food stamps card could be used here?!
Several of our visitors have pointed out that Hawaii EBT cards have even more uses, too! Check out these interesting statewide benefits.
- Farmer’s Markets can also accept EBT cards. In Honolulu, the Crop Shop offers a double bucks program that allows food stamps shoppers to receive up to $20 in free produce. This program is also available at Kapolei High, Waianae Mall and Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center in Leeward.
- Organic delivery services run by local farms can also accept EBT. Since the full-share price of a CSA can be daunting and cost-prohibitive, the fact they accept EBT allows low-income families to participate in CSA programs. Membership fees cannot be paid with EBT, but the actual produce cost can. Check out Hawaii Food Basket for a great, EBT-friendly CSA in Hawaii!
- Costco also accepts EBT benefits.
Got EBT Hawaii?
You might qualify for these, too!
- Free Internet
- Free cell phone
- Weatherization Assistance
- Help with energy costs
- Cheap spay/neuter services
- Subsidized child care
- Free & Discounted prescriptions
- Discounted YMCA Memberships
- Discounted Kroc Center Hawaii memberships
- Pro bono legal services
- Free/cheap health care and dental care
- Summer Food Service programs
You can also use your Hawaii food stamps benefits to buy these items:
- Seeds! EBT cards can buy fruit trees and vegetable seeds for gardening.
- Hot deli food that has been packaged and placed in the refrigerated section for easy reheating..
- Energy Drinks! If the drink has a nutrition facts label, it can be purchased with EBT Hawaii benefits. Drinks with a “supplement facts” label are not eligible because the FDA considers them supplements, not food.
- Live lobsters and other shellfish that you will eat.
- Pumpkins that are edible and not just ornamental.
- Birthday and other specially decorated cakes as long as the non-edible decorations do not exceed 50% of the purchase price of the cake.
- Gift baskets! Your EBT Hawaii benefits can even help you purchase gifts for holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas (including pre-filled holiday stockings and tins) as long as the food value exceeds the non-food value. For example, the federal SNAP website indicates that a stuffed holiday bear holding a small box of chocolate would NOT be eligible because the value of the bear exceeds the value of the food. However, a gift basket with snack foods or candy and a small toy would be eligible because the food clearly accounts for more than 50% of the purchase price.